Experimental Forest

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Although part of it suffered during the huge Hayman Fire of 2002 (the largest forest fire in Colorado’s recent history), the Experimental Forest still hosts many mountain birds, including the elusive Flammulated Owl, which can be heard here after dark during May and June.

County: Teller
Habitat: Mixed-Conifer Forest

Directions: Take US 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right on CO 67 and head 8.7 miles to the Experiment Forest entrance on the right (just past Manitou Lake, see below).

Delorme: 50 D2
Roads of Colorado: 88 C3

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 0
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Falling trees in burned areas can be deadly
Parking: Mostly roadside parking
Lodging: Hotel in Woodland Park

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited

Elevation: 7829
Latitude: 39.0996
Longitude: -105.09004

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
Hunting
Fishing